Employer Info

Increase the performance, skills & knowledge of your staff to increase your business performance. ETS has a proven track record in providing training for local businesses across the Business and Management functions that are applicable to all organisations. The training offered and the experience of effective delivery will benefit your business and ensure that your employees have the best chance to achieve their options within your business. ETS will work in partnership with you to ensure that you receive an outstanding training service that will improve the effectiveness of your organisation. ETS’ success and retention rates are consistently above local, regional and national rates making us one of the leading training providers not only locally but nationally. We continually strive to improve both our delivery and success rates.  ETS Cross Bullet Point We will conduct a free of charge Organisational Need Analysis (ONA) to determine the needs of your organisation and to ensure the training is relevant and will provide the impact that you require. ETS Cross Bullet Point Training will be integrated into the learners job role, skills and knowledge they acquire will be able to be put into practice immediately. ETS Cross Bullet Point Vocational training is a flexible route for employed staff. Training Facilitators will arrange visits to suit both you and your learner.One File e-portfolio will allow learners to submit evidence at anytime from any place, on any computer and will allow ongoing tracking of progress by us and you as the employer.


ETS is committed to quality and has achieved accreditation for the quality of our work including Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding for overall effectiveness of provision, as well as matrix Standard for providing quality Information Advice and Guidance, Customer Service Excellence Standard for the quality of the customer experience and ETS achieved Investors in People Gold Standard in for commitment to staff training. Our friendly, approachable and qualified staff will provide support, guidance, encouragement and expertise to ensure that you have a quality learning experience.

Employer responsibilities

There must be a genuine job available with a contract of employment long enough for an apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. Employers must pay an apprentice’s wages and the role must help them gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to achieve the apprenticeship with support from the employer. Employers can select a training provider from the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and agree a total price for the cost of training and assessment. For an apprenticeship standard, this should include the cost of the end-point assessment which must be agreed with the provider selected from the Register of EndPoint Assessment Organisations. Employers need to have:   ETS Cross Bullet Point an apprenticeship agreement in place with their apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship ETS Cross Bullet Point a commitment statement signed by the apprentice, their employer and the provider ETS Cross Bullet Point a written agreement with providers, for employers who pay the apprenticeship levy and use the apprenticeship service, they will need to have a contract for services with their main provider ETS Cross Bullet Point an apprenticeship in place for at least one year ETS Cross Bullet Point the apprentice on the correct wage for their age, for the time they are in work, in off-the-job training and doing further study ETS Cross Bullet Point apprentices who are paid a wage consistent with the law for the time they are in work and in off-the-job training, updates on progression and average weekly hours and changes to working patterns must be logged and checked with the training provider ETS Cross Bullet Point the government is offering additional support to organisations with fewer than 50 employees. Please refer to the ‘Additional Payments and Funding’ section for more details

The Benefits

Businesses in all sectors need to be more competitive to increase their market share. Inadequately trained staff can have a devastating effect on an organisation’s performance and productivity. Staff Training can overcome problems and give solutions which enable your company to respond positively to the competitive environment. Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line. The majority of employers said that Apprenticeships helped them to improve productivity and to be more competitive. They also said that training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs. They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.

The apprenticeship levy

If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million a year, you must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. Read guidance on how to pay the apprenticeship levy. You will report and pay your levy to HMRC through the PAYE process. The levy will not affect the way you fund training for apprentices who started an apprenticeship programme before 1 May 2017. You’ll need to carry on funding training for these apprentices under the terms and conditions that were in place at the time the apprenticeship started. Less than 2% of UK employers pay the levy. Levy funds will create opportunities for young people across the country, delivering the skills British businesses need. The levy will give employers control of their training, agree a total price for each apprenticeship, which includes the costs of training and assessment. In England*, the government will top up employers’ levy with an extra 10%, paid directly to employers’ apprenticeship accounts. An employer’s pay bill is made up of the total amount of the employees’ earnings that are subject to Class 1 National Insurance contributions, such as: ETS Cross Bullet Point wages ETS Cross Bullet Point bonuses ETS Cross Bullet Point commission ETS Cross Bullet Point pension contributions

What about non-levy-paying employers?

Employers with a pay bill of less than £3 million a year will not need to pay the levy. At least 90% of non-levy-paying employers’ apprenticeship training and assessment costs in England will be paid for by the government. The government will ask these employers to make a 10% cash contribution to the cost, paid directly to the provider, and the government covers the rest (up to the

Additional payments and funding which may be available

Employers are not required to pay National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings below the higher tax rate of £827 a week (£43,000 a year). ETS Cross Bullet Point £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 16- to 18-year-old ETS Cross Bullet Point £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 19- to 24-year-old who has previously been in care or who has a local authority education, health and care plan